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Under where flaming cannons roared,Sleep Union and Confederate souls,Together bound in bloody ground,A nation torn now whole.

Robert Blankenship was born in Texas about 100 years after the American Civil War ended, and has an insatiable interest in the history and the photography of the period. He and his wife live in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Image: “Battlefield of Bull Run. Soldiers’ graves.” Library of Congress.

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